Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sooper Dooper surprise........

Hi Lovelies,

I don't know if you'll remember but last week I mentioned I was sooper dooper excited about a BIG surprise coming my way..........

well, it arrived this week and I am totally in LOVE

oh yes I am!
One of these 1930's era Lead light kitchen dressers has been on my wish list for many years and I have been watching eBay and putting in a few bids here and there, BUT, I am hopeless at the whole eBay bidding thing and have lost out on many an auction!
 I wasn't prepared to travel across the continent to pick one up either so my choices were a bit limited.
Anyway, I haven't been totally hung up about it (yeah right, who am I kidding?)
and then
there it was!  The right height, the right width, beautiful colour, not too light, not too dark, the right amount of cupboards and most of all lead light intact with pretty colours!  And what do ya know, I just happened to be the only one who bid on this baby.
and now she's MINE
easy peasy!

One of the main reasons for wanting this (apart from the fact it's down right gorgeous and practical to boot) was we have a small house and 3 boisterous kids and I wanted to have a special place I can put my treasures, you know the kind............all the lovely jubbly stuff that needs a special place to store and/or display!  and most importantly the special things I have acquired over the years from my Nan!

Maisie and Sam
(that's Nan and Grandad to me!)
God Bless her cotton socks!
You know, things like..........

her Irish linen tea towels
(as well as a few table cloths and what nots I have op shopped!)

pretty tea cups and saucers, just like Nan had
(these ones I've collected myself)

Nan's Port Meirion dishes
(these are so good for quiches and zucchini slice)

Nan's old bone handle knifes!
(god I love these)
(and "yes Mum" I am taking care of the posh cutlery set you gave me!!!)

and another of my weaknesses...
I have a bit of a thing for Moroccan glasses!
and the odd Moroccan platter or two!

come to think of it, I just like Moroccan stuff!

So I am tickle pink today!  Isn't she a beauty?

All in all, I'm feeling pretty chuffed!  It's been lots of fun loading it up with all my treasures and there is plenty of space for more!
(any excuse for hunting and gathering!)

And finally, one last thing .................... purely for FUN
I also made a dress

Yep, it's a smurf dress
I know its crazy (in a good way) but what do you think?
A smurf dress with patchwork pockets!
(smurf single sheet op shopped $1.50)

I think someone might like it, someone might even buy it!  And there is enough fabric left for another ladies dress or one of my patchwork dresses for the little ladies!

Yay!  I couldn't have had a better day!

I hope you're all well and happy where ever you are.

Ciao Bella's

Dee xox


  1. that's one gorgeous display unit! the treasures inside are equally beautiful.

  2. STUNNING.PIECE. And I am a dealer, so I'm fussy!! And you have a Bush radio on top if I'm not mistaken? they are so cool, we have one in the shop right now.xx.

  3. That is one fantastic cupboard and I love the treasures you have decided to store inside, how wonderful to have so many family pieces!
    I ADORE your smurf dress too! That vintage fabric looks like its in pristine condition - I'm almost brave enough to wear it ;)

  4. What a beauty.
    I too am also loving ebay today- I also had the winning bid on something that has been on my wish list forever - but i'll be posting about it Monday once i have picked it up over the weekend.

  5. The dresser is beautiful, and looks big enough to store so many treasures. I LOOOOOVE THE SMURF DRESS!! Nel used to love the Smurfs when she was little and watched them all the time. Your dress made me smile.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Amazing treasures....and the smurf dress how cute is it!!

  7. Devine is all I can say!!!!! That is a treasure!!!!,
    As for Miss Smurf, if I was a young wee poppet I would so want her, fabulous. LV V

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  9. oops my mistake I thought you lived in NZ oh dear sorry :)

  10. But I do love your blog and of course your fantastic cupboard, I inherited one very similar :)


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